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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 1982-83

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Schedule 2 further considered.

Group A- The following Votes were further debated and passed without requests: Divisions- 165-190 Attorney-General's, $157,144,000; 700 Vice-President of the Executive Council, $105,000.

Group B- The following Votes were passed without requests: Divisions- 270-284 Education, $604,713,000;

220-224 Communications, $329,480,000 (after debate);

330-349 Home Affairs and Environment, $156,975,000 (after debate).

Group C- The following Votes were passed without requests: Divisions- 500-516 Prime Minister and Cabinet, $68,043,000 (after debate).

Division 670-678 Treasury $392,451,000 called on- Debate ensued.

Ordered-That the Chairman of Committees (Senator McClelland) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator McClelland reported that the Committee had considered the Bill and had made progress, and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered-That the Committee have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.